Xenonauts was an awesome religious successor to the old-school strategic machinations of X-COM (or UFO: Enemy Unknown), when the style was extra hyphenated. That unofficial religious successor now has a real successor with Xennauts 2, which is now in Early Entry.
Regardless of the many years between Xenonauts and the setting for the 2009 sequel, the world has remained in limbo. The Chilly Warfare remains to be raging, worldwide tensions are nonetheless brewing, and sure, one other alien invasion has simply begun. Higher hope these 95% hit charges are forgiving, since you will be coping with these extraterrestrials plus any human who sympathizes with the invaders/hates your multinational army group sufficient. You may make it by old-school turn-based battles whereas additionally managing searching bases to take care of enemy UFOs.
Followers of the unique Xenonauts ought to word that Xenonauts 2 is “much less a direct sequel and extra a reimagining of the unique imaginative and prescient, with a contemporary engine, new setting, and polished mechanics,” in accordance with writer Hooded Horse. Nevertheless, there may be nonetheless rather a lot to return with extra maps and an even bigger tech tree.
In a latest Steam weblog, developer Goldhawk Interactive says the early entry interval is anticipated to final “roughly 9 months (topic to vary).” Throughout that point, the crew is planning to revamp aerial fight, add new maps and face-spotting aliens, and extra. For now, the Kickstarter crew says about 60-70% of all the marketing campaign is offered in early entry. That roughly equates to 10-15 hours spent clicking, all whereas biting your cheek and crossing your fingers on your land snaps.
The Xenonauts 2 demo was top-of-the-line at this 12 months’s Steam Subsequent Fest regardless of the powerful battles. However one courageous soldier from the RPS treehouse will quickly produce other ideas.
The early entry model of Xennauts 2 normally prices £35 / $40. Though there may be at present 25% off on Steam, GOG and The Epic Video games Retailer.